Oils are beauty, skin care and hair care super items. But, with the variety of oils available, it can become overwhelming. Therefore, I have compiled a list of the top oils and their benefits. Ready to get started? Let’s go!
Almond Oil was the first oil I started integrating into my skin care routine. During the winter months, I mix a drop or two into my moisturizer, as it is full of vitamin A, B, and E, for an extra boost. In addition to being moisturizing, it helps reduce the appearance of dark spots and circles, improves complexation, and soothes irritated skin. You can also use it as a lip balm, a bath oil, or makeup remover. As for hair, it helps make your hair longer and healthier and reduces the appearance of split ends. Instead of a shine enhancer or a leave in conditioner, almond oil is a great choice.
When I think argon oil, I think of hair oils, as it is a great alternative to leave in conditioner and it prevents breakage. But it is also amazing for your skin. It can be used as a night cream, a lip balm, cuticle oil, and Also, it reduces the inflammation of acne, get rid of acne scars and give you a dewy, luminous glow.
This oil has become huge recently. The uses of coconut oil are practically unlimited. It can be used to moisturize your skin, as it is full of vitamin E and hair (Mahina Alexander, a Hawaiian Model will leave coconut oil in her hair overnight once a week). It can also be used to remove makeup, as a lip balm, an eye cream, shaving oil, massage oil, as a highlighter and as a cuticle oil, just to name a few uses. On top of all of that, it will help grow out your brows, and as stress relief.
Fun fact, olive oil has to closest chemical structure to the skin’s natural oils than any other oil. I guess that explains why it is one of my favourites. That and I always have some in the kitchen. I love using it as a lip treatment and to moisturize my hands. Other uses include using it as a night cream (if you have dry skin),as a makeup remover, to treating sunburns, and to prevent and reduce the appearance of stretch marks, In addition, it helps with anti-aging and can reduce wrinkles by gently massaging it under your eyes. As for the benefits of olive oil in regards to your hair, using it as a deep conditioner can help with split ends and frizzy hair.
Tea Tree Oil
You have probably heard of tea tree oil being great for acne, which it is, but the uses don’t end there. Tea Tree Oil does wonders for your hair, as it eliminates dandruff, and strengthens your hair. and As for skin care, tea tree oil helps with dry skin, ingrown hairs and reduces redness. In addition, adding a few drops of this oil to your lip balm will help with chapped lips.
What is your favourite oil? How do you use oil in your routine? Let me know in the comments below!
P.S. When putting oil on your skin, try this trick to maximize results!